The man, Alex Rodriguez, also goes by the moniker A-Rod. He is known for his former career as a professional baseball shortstop. He has played not one, two or three but 22 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB). During that period, he played for major teams. They are the likes of Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. That means that he has had great earning opportunities. How much wealth did he accumulate during his time in baseball? Let us take a look at the life and the net worth of Alex Rodriguez in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, his place of birth is Washington Heights, Manhattan. He was born in 1975 to Victor together with Lourdes Rodriguez. His parents were Dominican immigrants. Before his parents’ union, his mother was in another marriage. That explains why he has two half-siblings. Their names are Suzy and Joe. It was also the same case with his father. He was married to Pouppe Martinez before he met Alex’s mum. They got a son together who goes by the name Victor Jr. He is a United State Air Force’s officer.
Alex was only 4 when his family left Manhattan for the Dominican Republic. No sooner had they settled in the Dominican Republic than the family moved to Miami, Florida. That is why he schooled in Miami. He attended two schools namely Christopher Columbus High School and Westminster Christian School. For the former, he stayed for a year only.
During one of his workout sessions in a gym, Rodrigues met a woman that he was willing to spend the rest of his whole life with, Cynthia Scurtis. She is a psychology graduate. The two exchanged their marriage vows in 2002. They welcomed two children while they were together. Their names are Natasha Alexander and Ella Alexander born in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
Three years after the birth of their second-born, Cynthia filed for a divorce. What was not happening? The bases of the separation were an affair and emotional abandonment among others. Madonna denied having any romantic involvement with Rodriguez. They settled in September 2008.
It became public in February 2017 that Alex was dating Jennifer Lopez. Currently, there is no news of their breakup. The fans of the two stars would wish for them to not only tie the knot but also live happily ever after.
Career, Award & Nominations
Alex began playing baseball while still in high school. Did you know that he was the first high school player to give a shot at the national baseball team of the United States? He turned down a baseball scholarship offer from Miami. Instead of joining college, he signed with Seattle Mariners. His MLA debut was in 1994 on 8th July. He was of the team from 1994 to 2000.
He then joined Texas Ranger between 2001 and 2003. The following year, he joined New York Yankees. He was part of the Yankees until 2016. However, he did not play the 2014-2015 season. He is now a retired player. His last game was in 2016 on 12th August.
His career has been a success. He has won many accolades including 2 Golden Glove Awards, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, 4 AL Hank Aaron Award and other major titles.
Net Worth & Earnings
Here is the eagerly awaited piece of news. The net worth of Alex Rodriguez is about $330 million. His first contract was three years long. It was worth $1.3 million together with a signing bonus of $1 million. That was followed by many more that were even better. Last year, he earned $21 million despite not playing. He has made about $452 million from his baseball career. He once had a Mercedes-Benz dealership. He has also invested in NRG eSports team.
Alex Rodriguez has a considerable net worth. He is the highest-paid baseball player. In addition to that, he has earned the highest amount as far as all the major sports are concerned. Once he retired, he didn’t stop working either. He is also a philanthropist.